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The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

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Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.

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Steve Trenbirth

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Karl Geurs (screenplay by), Carter Crocker (additional written material) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... Baloo (voice)
Haley Joel Osment ... Mowgli (voice)
Mae Whitman ... Shanti (voice)
Connor Funk ... Ranjan (voice)
Bob Joles ... Bagheera (voice)
Tony Jay ... Shere Khan (voice)
John Rhys-Davies ... Ranjan's Father (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Kaa / Colonel Hathi / M.C. Monkey (voice)
Phil Collins ... Lucky (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... (voice)
Veena Bidasha Veena Bidasha ... (voice)
Brian Cummings ... (voice)
Baron Davis Baron Davis ... (voice)
Bobby Edner ... (voice)
Jess Harnell ... (voice)
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Storyline

Jungle boy Mowgli (voiced by Osment) decides to forsake civilized village life for the "bare necessities" of the wild with his old friends. However, the evil tiger Shere Khan is looking for a little payback after Mowgli's last adventure. Trouble's a-brewing! Written by Anonymous

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Feel the jungle beat See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jungle Book 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,441,733, 16 February 2003

Gross USA:

$47,901,582

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,303,759
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Sound Mix:

DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mae Whitman (Shanti) and Jim Cummings (Kaa and Colonel Hathi) previously starred in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) as the voices of the little girl and Pete, respectively. See more »

Goofs

Before the "Jungle Rhythm" song, Shanti picks up an empty basket and puts three mangoes in it. In the next shot with the basket, it is full of mangoes, with no time to pick that many. See more »

Quotes

Baloo: You want *quiet*, go back to that man village. This place is *happening*.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the end credits cast shadows on a backdrop, similar to Mowgli's shadow-puppets in the beginning of the film. See more »

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Featured in The Gadget Show: Episode #8.8 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Bare Necessities
(Baloo Solo)
Words and Music by Terry Gilkyson
Performed by John Goodman
Arranged and Conducted by Joel McNeely
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Pretty good stuff... too short
14 February 2003 | by birdlandccSee all my reviews

I was pretty entertained by this sequel. What I found most impressive was the excellent voice-over work. I have gone back and checked what the deal was and found it very interesting that both the Winnie the Pooh crews (new and old) were very much involved in the Jungle Books.

Kaa the snake was my main interest, being done by the same voice over guy who now does Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings). Just as the original Kaa the snake, Sterling Holloway, was also the same guy who did the original Winnie voice .

The other was the Black Panther, Bageera, originally done by Mr. French of Family Affair, the great Sebastian Cabot... now being done so well by Bob Joles who also narrates the Winnie series these days, just as Mr Cabot did in his day. Haley Joel Osment did a fantastic job of being Mowgli as well. John Goodman... good I guess... but the original Phil Harris just had that fluid jazz scat thing DOWN. So Baloo just isnt as cool as he used to be. No offense John, I seriously can't think of anyone who could have done better. But sometimes greatness is just great, and can't be duplicated. Nice try though.

Sure the story wasn't really all that rivoting, the animation wasn't as full or rich in color. And no King Louis, but then again... the elephant marching army and the Beatles Buzzards were so great and are back again.

Jungle Book was a great classic, certainly my favorite of all Disney animations... but Jungle Book 2 is certainly worth seeing for the next bunch of little guys who need that Disney fix.

I have to agree with another critic in here... they should have spent a little more time and added a few more minutes of something. 70 minutes... and 15 of it in shadow puppet credits... stop short changing the Disney legacy with trying to reissue a cheaper version of the actual foundation that Disney was built on. Walt is shedding a few tears where ever he is.(actually I guess he sheds ice cubes, isn't he frozen somewhere?) Eisner, get with the program already.


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